Remeron and helping with insomnia

REMERONSolTab® has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of major depressive disorders in adults. Since insomnia is often caused by major depression some physician may prescribe REMERONSolTab® to help with insomnia.

Remeron is a type of drug called a tetracyclic antidepressant. It helps chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced and cause depression. It increases the activity of serotonin and norepinephrine which are two hormones that are considered mood elevators.

Before taking Remeron, it is important that you discuss with your primary care physician if you have kidney or liver disease, bipolar disorder, seizures, heart problems especially with a history of heart attack or stroke and if you have a history of drug abuse or have had suicidal thoughts.

It will take up to several weeks of using Remeron before your symptoms improve. For best results, you must keep using the medication as directed. Revisit or talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after four weeks of treatment. You should not drink alcohol while taking Remeron as it may increase some of the side effects of this drug. Remeron can cause impaired thinking as well as reaction times. Be careful if you drive or do anything requiring you to be awake and alert.

You need emergency help if you have any of these signs of an allergy reaction. These include swelling of lips, face, throat, or tongue, hives or skin rash, or difficulty breathing.

Call your doctor if you have any worsening of symptoms or new symptoms such as behavior of mood changes. You should also let your doctor know if you feel agitated, hostile, irritable, restless, hyperactivity, more depressed, or have thoughts of hurting yourself. Also call your doctor at once if you have any side effects such as fever, chills, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth or on your lips or the feeling of passing out.

Many other drugs react with Remeron. They include allergy medication, pain medication, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, medication for seizures, depression and anxiety can add to drowsiness caused by Remeron. Tell your doctor if you need to use any of these other medicines while you are taking Remeron.

There may also be other drugs that can react with Remeron. So it is important to tell your doctor about all over the counter and prescription medications, minerals, herbs, vitamins or prescriptions from other doctors.